30 Jazz etudes to develop vocabulary

(Digital E-Book) Jazz etude book with links to free backing tracks. 


 A must have book for any beginner/intermediate student of jazz improvisation. 


Written by Darren Lloyd with the techniques that all the jazz greats use to develop their jazz vocabulary.


Melodic, fun & challenging etudes to take your improvisation to the next level.

What are you going to get?

The Jazz Etudes

​The etudes in this book are


  1. All of you

  2. Beautiful love

  3. But not for me

  4. Caravan

  5. Chega De Saudade

  6. China boy

  7. Cottontail

  8. Doxy

  9. Fools rush in

  10. How high the moon

  11. I fall in love too easily

  12. Killer Joe

  13. Killing softly with his song

  14. Lady be good

  15. Look for the silver lining

  16. Misty

  17. S'Wonderful

  18. Scrapple from the apple

  19. Slow boat to China

  20. Softly as a morning sunrise

  21. Star eyes

  22. Take the A train

  23. Tea for two

  24. This I dig of you

  25. Time after time

  26. Work song

30 jazz etudes in Concert - Bb (Tenor sax) - Eb pitch & bass clef

Normally books are sold at £5 each for 10 jazz etudes.

So for 5 books in Bb pitch the price would be £15

5 books in Eb pitch the price would be £15

5 books in Bass clef pitch the price would be £15

5 books in Concert pitch the price would be £15

Combined value - £60


On other sites, backing tracks cost around £2.99 each

That would be a cost of around £90

I am including 30 backing tracks for FREE!


Combined cost - £150

You can get all 50 jazz etudes in Bb pitch, concert pitch, Eb pitch and bass clef & all the backing tracks

Available to you today for only £14.99

Hurry, it won't stay this price for long!

What do our customers say about our 'jazz etudes'?

Ken Brown - Trumpet player with the Halle Orchestra

"The 65 études are exactly what I need to break the impasse and have the confidence to overcome years of "slavery to the dots". Darren has achieved so much by Intelligently applying himself to the task of understanding the language and developing his own talent. The 65 études are a wealth of genuine standards from the "greats" across the genres. Darren's articulate presentation encourages you to persist and really achieve. See you at the other end.....

Martin WInter - Principal Trumpet with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra


'Hi Darren, I really love your book/books. I was a brass band nerd (still am I suppose) til I entered the RNCM aged 23. I did 10 years with the BBC Philharmonic then moved to Norway and the Bergen Philharmonic. I have been here for 20 years now combining the orchestra and playing lead trumpet with the Bergen big band. I also conduct bands and write my own music. The thing I like about your etudes is it allows me to be slightly freer in my improvisation. I usually find due to my “classical” background that I improvise ok-ish during rehearsals but when I get to the gig my ideas freeze up. This maybe due to not having enough jazz language to use. Without doubt your etudes are helping me cement a better awareness of the language.'

Simon Willats - Simon has performed and recorded for the BBC and PBS, Alfred and Hal Leonard and also with many artists ranging such as Andrea Bocelli, Wayne Bergeron, Phil Woods, Paul Anka, Doc Severinson, Johnny Mathis, Allen Vizzutti and Hugh Jackman.


'Darren’s material is fantastic . Well organised Etudes set to the great standards in comfortable ranges . In my experience as a jazz teacher, there is no better way to absorb the language than jazz etudes and Darren has done a wonderful job in doing this. In this time of social distancing, Darren has made practicing fun with great play alongs and a healthy amount of material. As a very experienced performer himself, his wealth of experience comes thru his etudes and online updates. I recommend these for all levels.'


Russell Anderson - Trumpet player


'Hi Darren - I want to send you a note about my delight with your etude book. As a comeback trumpet player, these are perfect! I love having something to practice other than scales that are melodic and chord-tone based. I would think that any intermediate player would enjoy these as I do!

Keep up the great work - please!'

Jarritt A Sheel - Assistant Professor, Music Education - Berklee College of Music 

'Your etudes are great, my students love them!'